difficulties faced by social care staff when managing challenging behaviour
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difficulties faced by social care staff when managing challenging behaviour

Karen McKenzie Consultant Clinical Psychologist, The University of Edinburgh, School of Health in Social Science, Edinburgh
Helen Rae Trainee Clinical Psychologist, The University of Edinburgh, School of Health in Social Science, Medical School
Hannah MacLean Assistant Clinical Psychologist, ELCAP
Paula Megson Assistant Clinical Psychologist, ELCAP
Suzanne Wilson Assistant Psychologist, ELCAP

Karen McKenzie and colleagues investigate whether staff are implementing formal behavioural guidelines consistently or appropriately

Many people with a learning disability live in community settings supported by social care staff. A relatively high proportion of staff will support an individual who displays challenging behaviour (Emerson et al 2000) but they may lack the experience, training or skills to manage it safely and effectively. This has serious implications for the client, for the staff and ultimately for service costs (Feldman et al 2004). Moreover, these issues must be addressed at an individual, team and organisational level (Gentry 2001).

Learning Disability Practice. 9, 2,28-32. doi: 10.7748/ldp2006.03.9.2.28.c1656

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